Philips BM50B izzy Multiroom Flat Music System : Great product! So easy to set up and create multiroom speakers

I like the idea of multi – room speakers and these are a decent entry into the market with their own unique selling point – izzylink, which means that if you use more than one they work on their own wireless network connected to the phone/tablet/laptop/pc by bluetooth. This makes them very versatile as they don’t have to rely on the home or office wifi network. Another plus point is that they are not tied to any one provider so you can play music from any streaming service or from your own library. The first speaker you connect to is a master and each additional speaker is a slave, however you can change which speaker is the master at any time, depending on which room you want to control the music from, but, although they’re wireless they’re not wire – less, they have to be plugged into the mains. The stereo sound is good, but a little limited. It’s very clear and precise and detailed but to my ears seems to lack a little warmth. The speakers have a bass port which gives them a fuller sound but you can only change the level of the bass and treble through your playing device’s equaliser, although you can alter the volume either through your device or on each individual speaker. They’re easy enough to connect to using bluetooth; i’ve played music through a kindle and a laptop and although both took a little time to discover the master speaker when they did the connection was very good and their own wireless connection seems to be flawless and i couldn’t detect any lag between the two i tested. However this brings me to my main criticism; there is at least a 3 second lag between both the devices and the speakers, which can be quite annoying at times. These are definitely not aimed at the audiophile and they’ll come a very poor second to a dedicated hifi set up and one on its own would struggle to fill a large room and i’d say you’d wouldn’t want to be more than ten feet away to get the best sound from these.

I love the styling of the speaker and that it comes with wall brackets to hang up. It is well built, sturdy and really easy to set up. The sound quality is good in relation to the price that you are paying and i like the pre-set sounds settings that you can choose. The cd, radio and usb are good extra function but i mainly use it with my phone via bluetooth and i have had no connection problems at all. The connection to the bluetooth device can be lost if you move about 2 rooms away. The izzy link is brilliant i have two bm5b speaks which i can link it up to with a press off a button it couldn’t be any easier to group and ungroup the speakers.

Philips BM50B izzy Multiroom Flat Music System (CD, Bluetooth, Multipair, Wall Mounting) – Black

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  • Music from smartphones, CD/USB and radio stations will play simultaneously to any Izzy speaker in any room
  • Group up to five Philips multirooms with Izzy link for multiroom enjoyment
  • 40 W RMS output power with digital sound control for optimised music style settings
  • One tap to set up Izzy link, no router, password or apps required
  • Included in the box: Philips BM50 multi-room wireless music speaker, FM antenna, remote control, world wide warranty leaflet, quick install guide, AC/DC adapter

These speakers are black, squat and compact. They don’t take up much space physically, but they fill the room musically. The sound is a good mix of bass and treble, though you are unable to change this via the speakers if you’re not happy with the balance. It is simplicity itself to connect the speaker to my phone or ipad via bluetooth. This is something i’ve struggled with in the past, but this speaker has renewed my faith in bluetooth. It’s also straightforward to get the second speaker working in tandem. The multi-room experience is great. I love being able to have my sounds playing simultaneously in different rooms. The volume switch is great, situated in the centre on the top of the speaker. It’s illuminated by an attractive-looking light.

I am really pleased with this sound system. I also bought a couple of speakers which connect by bluetooth so music can be played around the house. Great communication from seller and a fast efficient service.

It’s a good size and the music quality comes out well. I haven’t bought a second one yet, wanting to test it out, but will definitely get more.

Philips BM50B izzy Multiroom Flat Music System (CD, Bluetooth, Multipair, Wall Mounting) – Black : We are not a family of audiophiles by any stretch, but from a total lay and perspective, i can say that we absolutely love these little gems. First and foremost, they are so easy to set up. As in, plug them in and off you go. Linking up to them takes less than a minute. It is definitely worth having a few of these peppered around the house. Volume is independently controlled so you can have it low or off in one part of the house and blaring in another. The sound itself is good though not amazing. It more than gets the job done, though if you are after absolute crystal clarity, these may not be what you’re after. Lightweight, inexpensive, easily moved – for my money these are the perfect portable incidental speakers.

I completely understand what philips have tried to do with this multi-room speaker, but i wonder if there are just too many compromises for some. The principle is simplicity. Although the speakers are wifi enabled, that is completely invisible to the user. They set up their own point to point 2. 11n network in addition to any other network you may have in your house. Doing this means that the user is not required to provide the password for their existing wifi network, and philips doesn’t need to provide any form of interface to the speakers to allow the user to input the password. Simplicity gained at the expense of an extra wifi signal fighting for spectrum in your house. Another consequence of the invisibility of the wifi network is that bluetooth is the only way to stream music to the speakers. They cannot natively access the internet for spotify or deezer or even firmware updates. There is a usb port on the back of the speakers for the latter. This obviously makes the software running on the speakers much more simple and cheap. No need to update it for each new music service or feature. I agree with this approach as my experience is that speaker manufacturers are not good at software and rarely update it anyway. Leave the software to run on some other better supported device (phone, tablet, pc) and let the speakers focus on reproduction.

I bought this speaker to go with a number of the other speakers i had. It was so easy to set up, within 10 minutes i had it connected and playing. It looks great and is very stylish and simple. The radio is fantastic and a great addition, it is so easy to use and the remote makes it simple to change between radio, cd and bluetooth. I would highly recommend this product to anyone, it is such good value and has not compromised on sound quality.

I want this at home beceause ido.

Easy to set up with good quality crisp sound.

I’ve been looking for an alternative to a sonos wireless hifi that was more in my price range for a while, and when i eventually found this one i was over the moon. It was exactly what i pictured going in my room for now and would be able to take with me to uni. I saw other similar speakers but they only connected via airplay or spotify, and i wanted something that anyone with any phone could connect to and play music. The sound quality is gorgeous, i love the minimalist design, and overall i am very impressed by this speaker.

Love these, bought the two on offer. These connect seamlessly with all our devices in the house (laptop, iphone, htc, kindles etc. )so long as your item has bluetooth this receiver will probably connect to it. Can be paired easily enough, but with more than one person wishing to connect to the central one in the kitchen i didn’t bother keeping it paired.

Received this item through the courtesy of vine. Haven’t had any time to evaluate it, till this week. I don’t think there is any point in posting the same praise as the other 5 star reviews, it’s a stunning piece of audio kit. Looks great, set up in seconds and the sound output is amazinghighly recommend it.

Just bought this and feel like ordering another one. I was worried about the sound quality but its great with the right amount of bass. Would reccomend as a alternative to the leading multiroom speakers company.

A great new concept made under licence from philips, this is a multiroom system without all the fussi was provided with 2 units to review, and within less than 5 minutes of opening the package i had a mini network connected using both my units, it really is a case of pressing buttons on both units to pair them, then paring a bluetooth connection via a 3rd press. The units create a hidden wifi network as you can imagine, but seem to be careful to avoid existing frequencies. 5w rms x 2 drivers are compact but powerful, as is typical of these kinds of design using (almost certainly) class d amplifiers. This results in a clean sound with long battery life, although it would be hard to give an estimate of real-world, mid-life battery longevity at this early stage. Whilst at the very high end of the market traditionally installed, fully wired multi room systems abound complete with eye-watering component costs, for us mere mortals, a system like this coupled with a £129 tesco hudl is seriously starting to compete on looks and performance, especially with online music libraries such as amazon’s own. In short, great performance for the money and very, very easy to use.

I’ve just set up two of these speakers in my house. The first thing that strikes you is that they are very stylish, small although not particularly light as they have a metal base. Each is a stereo bluetooth speaker, including a bass unit (you only need one, if multi-room isn’t your thing). The second thing is that they are very easy to set up, you don’t even need to read the instructions, but they are very easy to follow. Plug the speaker in and it automatically starts searching for your phone or other bluetooth device within a 10 metre range. You then just pair the speaker on your phone and hey presto it works. To add a second speaker like i did, its a good idea to refer to the ‘easy set up guide’, but all you do is go to the first speaker and hold the group button down for a few seconds and then do the same on the second and that’s it, both speakers play the same music without any delay. 5w which is ok, but isn’t going to set the world on fire. Verdict: the main selling feature of this product is its multi-room capability, playing music via bluetooth.

Yes i am very pleased with this product, it takes one button to turn it on , it picks up your bluetooth in about ten seconds, then press the play button. Then hey presto it’s playing your music from your phone. It’s good quality sound what you can adjust on the speaker. The only thing that’s missing is the skipping songs, there’s no way of doing it through the speakers. But you just use your phone to change it, so that’s the only criticism.

I received two of these that i’ve set up in adjacent rooms. The good news is that all connections are quick and straightforward – you group the various speakers via a couple of button pushes and pairing a device to a speaker is also very quick (compared to some bluetooth accessories). Another strong point is that you don’t need to link the units to your wifi, they link to each other in their own network). The only slight issue is when you have more than one speaker in range and you want to pair to a specific one, the only solution is to note their ids somewhere and look them up. The effect of having your music already waiting for you as you wander about your home is great (if not a bit hotel-like). You no longer need to blast it out of one room so that it can be heard in another. It’s just there, waiting for you to arrive. The volume of each unit can be adjusted individually and the overall playback volume can be adjusted on your phone (or whatever else you’re playing music on). So the sound in each room can be exactly the way you want it to be. Sound quality is good – well, that is, for a bluetooth speaker.

First thing i noticed about the izzylink speaker was how sleek it looks but yet unobtrusive (i have the black speakers). The speaker its self is 17cmx17cmx11cm. A nice size for putting on a shelf. I love the volume dial its feels and look good. The first thing i did was download the ‘phillips speakerset multiroom manager” for iphone. The box contains a short mini manual bit of your want there is also a full user manual which you can also download from there website. I found the set up really easy. If you are just using one speaker the set up is really simple. Switch on, wait for the bluetooth and use phone or tablet to connect. For multi room one of the speakers is the master and the rest as just basic speakers.

This is a really good quality speaker which will tidy up the look of your room as it does not requires any wires. And the set-up is really easy, no complicated menus or router set-ups. And it is a fairly powerful output speaker which will keep even large rooms well covered.

Connection and use could not be easier, sound reproduction is first class and the volume achievable without distortion more than satisfactory. I’ve not purchased a second or third unit as the volume and clarity is such that this one is perfectly capable of filling the ground floor with music, so i’m unable to comment on the benefits of linking several units. That said, everything about the one unit is so good that i’d not hesitate to buy a second or third, with every faith that performance would be equally splendid.

It may be because our last sound system was a 30x30x45cm brick but this – on 20 minutes testing – is a massive improvement. Ability to play via bluetooth excellent (though i am now going to be subjected to my daughter’s music.

Philips BT50B/00 Portable Wireless Speaker, Five Stars

Excellent sound quality when it works. Doesn’t always connect straight away and i’m finding i have to un install it before attempting again.

It doesn’t come with aux cable so you have to buy it separately. It connects up to 4 bluetooth devices.

Sometimes takes a few tries to get it to pair with my kindle fire. Sound quality is excellent (which is what i bought it for).

Key specs for Philips BT50B/00 Portable Wireless Speaker (2 W, Bluetooth, USB Rechargeable) – Black:

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  • Wireless music streaming via Bluetooth
  • Anti-clipping function for loud, distortion-free music
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for music playback anywhere
  • Audio-in for easy connection to almost any electronic device
  • Included in the box: BT50 Bluetooth speaker, USB cable for PC charging, world wide warranty leaflet, quick install guide

Comments from buyers

“Great tiny speaker
, Great buy
, Great value and full sound.

Great little portable speaker, great for garden or taking out. It makes me laugh it’s so good for a couple of quid.

I was so surprised how good this is.

I actually think it is really good for the price i paid for it. Shame you need an audio cable if your laptop hasn’t got bluetooth.

Easy to use, looks good and surprisingly great sound quality for the price.

Great product speedy delivery just as expected.

Excellent speaker and really loud.

Bought this for my grandaughter for xmas – she loves it. 99 this was a great buy and with the philips name you can’t go wrong.

This is a really good speaker just wish it had a slightly longer battery life for work etc.

Great sound quality when you can get it going , but seems very temperamental as to which device it will pair with. That is to say, pairing regularly with more than one other device seems to confuse it, and the whole thing has to be reset.

Clear sound; good battery life. Perfect for boosting i-phone music when in garden etc.

I wanted a small, light speaker i could pop in my suitcase and this is perfect. It’s easy to set up – just connects to my phone via bluetooth – and easy to charge via usb on the go. The sound quality is superb for the size of the speaker.

This bluetooth speaker is very good, good sound eacy to handle, it is a good product, if you think of the price.

Great product and value for money.

Nice clarity and tone given its size and absolutely adequate volume for general use as a radio when paired with phone.

Marvellous little speaker all i expected & wanted great buy.

Good product, not too loud though.

Received quickly, great price, packaged well and great sound – not too loud but not too quiet either. Great for travelling with and love that it is rechargeable.

Pretty good really and excellent for the price. Easy to set up and sounds ok. Would be nice to have a strap to hang it up.

Could not believe the clarity and that you literally switch on blue tooth and off you go.

Perfect size, lovely design and great sound quality. Works perfectly with my amazon echo dot ;).

Philips HTL5160B/12 3 – Changed my life

Wow – the sound quality is so impressive and the sub is awesome. . My neighbours may soon hate me :).

This is a great sounbar and recommended on a number of hifi/audio sites. Well made, good quality and looks fab. What you expect from the philips brand i suppose. A great price too and cam with reqiured leads including a toslink.

Very good sound with subwoofer. Could be a little louder as i reached the maximum volume without and distortion, which indicates philips were being carefully restrictive. The thump the sub gives is a real treat. Not as powerful as my stereo system. For what it is, i’m happy the sound is nice and clear. You can turn the display off by putting the night mode on and you will only have a white solid light on. I hate distractions with all these soundbars that can only be dimmed or lights that are to bright in a dark room as your attention is focused towards that instead of the movie your trying to watch. Philips can still do better i think. The solid white light is still to bright for me and the sound could do with a bit more power and go louder without a problem i believe. The price was the main reason i purchased this soundbar as it was within my budget without paying to much for something like a sonos.

I spent what felt like years researching and eventually deciding upon the philips htl5160b/12. I got it open box, at a pretty decent discount, but would pay full price for it after my experience with it. Some things i really like:- it’s slim and light, super easy to mount under my tv. – the remote is simple to use, with quick access to night mode (great for when the baby is sleeping), and all the other controls. – the surround sound is great, and i often find myself looking over my shoulder when the sound bounces off my walls. – the streaming capability is also a great plus, but not 100% needed as i have it connected to my echo to play music with my voiceoverall it’s a great speaker – much better bang for your buck than the top of the range bose or sonos playbar.

I’m not an audiophile, but it does add a richness of sound to my television over what tv speakers can do. The soundbar itself is a little lacking in oomph, but it is made up for by the subwoofer which is brilliant. I’m still impressed that the subwoofer works wirelessly. Good, but might have expected more overall for the price.

Honestly the best thing i’ve ever bought. Completely transformed any film or video game, and amazing for music too.

  • Excellent sound, slim and light – easy to mount!
  • Very happy indeed, great for the price, should go louder really
  • This is a great sounbar and recommended on a number of HiFi/Audio sites

Features of Philips HTL5160B/12 3.1 Streaming-Soundbar (Bluetooth/NFC, Spotify Connect, Audio GoogleCast, Wi-Fi) – Black

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  • Easily send music from phone to speaker with Google Cast
  • Spotify connect for an effortless native app experience
  • Dedicated centre-channel speaker for superior voice clarity
  • Philips companion app for easy network setup
  • Included in the box: Philips HTL5160B/12 sound bar, quick start guide, remote control, safety and legal leaflet, trademarks sheet, AC adapter, 2 x power cords, 2 x AAA batteries, screws (x6), optical audio cable, user manual on CD-ROM

From the manufacturer

Unmatched voice clarity from 3.1 Ch

Upgrade your TV with enhanced voice clarity and virtual surround sound for better cinematic experience.

Center-channel speaker

A centre-channel speaker dedicated especially to voice frequencies anchor speech to the centre of the screen. This offers improved voice positioning and clarity, increasing immersion in movies.

One-touch with NFC

Pair Bluetooth devices easily with one-touch NFC (Near Field Communications) technology. Just tap the NFC enabled smartphone or tablet on the NFC area of a soundstage to turn the soundstage on, start Bluetooth pairing, and begin streaming music.

2-way loudspeaker

2-way loudspeaker for the best clarity and explosive dynamic range.

App-enabled Soundbar

Start enjoy high quality sound and seamless playback experience with your favourite music apps with this Google cast enabled soundbar.

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Google Cast

Enjoy high quality and seamless playback with your favourite music apps. This soundbar has Google Cast built-in so you can cast your favourite music apps from your personal device to your speakers.

Philips companion app

Use Philips HCWeSet Manager app to setup and connect your new speakers to your home wireless network and start enjoy the high quality audio and seamless playback experience from your favourite.

Spotify as a remote

Using Spotify Connect you can easily browse, explore, and play music from any room in the house using your smart device as a remote.

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Easily send music from phone to speaker with Google Cast

Spotify connect for an effortless native app experience

Dedicated centre-channel speaker for superior voice clarity

Philips companion app for easy network setup

Philips Sound Curve tooth iPhone 6/ 6 Plus/ 5/5S/5C Samsung S2/S3/S4/S5 : It seemed like a good purchase for the different features

Using this with my ipad and iphone and the connection to bluetooth is so simple, looks great as well and the sound quality for an nfc is as good as i have heard.

Fantastic product sounds great.

Philips Sound Curve Bluetooth iPhone 6/ 6 Plus/ 5/5S/5C Samsung S2/S3/S4/S5, HTC one/ Handsfree – Portable/Travel (Battery Powered) or Mains Powered – iPad, HTC One M8 – Speaker Station with USB Fast Charge/Charging and NFC + Mic/Ipad 2 3 4 Air 2 Mini, Galaxy Note / Tab, Laptop, Apple Macbook Pro Air + iPad/Tablet Sleeve (Bundle)

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  • HIGHLY VERSATILE – CHARGE/PLAY/CALL Bluetooth stereo speaker with built in Mic/Handsfree, with NFC Fast Touch
  • Mains or battery powered for ultimate versatility. Allows you to rest your mobile on the speaker
  • Bass Boost Technology, deep bass response and 12W of rich stereo sound
  • Compatible with bluetooth enabled devices including iPhone 1-6 Plus, HTC One, M8, Samsung S1-S5, Nokia Lumia, LG, Samsung Tablets (such as Tab, Note and Galaxy), iPad 1-4, Air, Air 2, Mini 1-3 and all bluetooth enabled android smartphones, as well as your laptop or notebook (including Macbook Pro and Air).

Versatile, can use all of our devices on this to play musicfabulous quality too ?.

Philips Sound Curve Bluetooth iPhone 6/ 6 Plus/ 5/5S/5C Samsung S2/S3/S4/S5, HTC one/ Handsfree – Portable/Travel (Battery Powered) or Mains Powered – iPad, HTC One M8 – Speaker Station with USB Fast Charge/Charging and NFC + Mic/Ipad 2 3 4 Air 2 Mini, Galaxy Note / Tab, Laptop, Apple Macbook Pro Air + iPad/Tablet Sleeve (Bundle) : Phillips dock – bluetooth useful. I bought this based on the reviews and we mostly use the bluetooth function. Sound quality is surprisingly good for a small 8w rms speaker, quite bassy. All in all a good kitchen dock.

Superb you’re not going to beat this at any level.

It’s small but very loud and doesn’t loose it’s sound to crackling like some can when the volume is high. It was bought as a gift and they are very pleased with it.

It seemed like a good purchase for the different features. I just bought this on a special promo i was emailed by amazon. It seemed like a good purchase for the different features. I have an iphone 5s, but my husband also has a samsung s4, so it seemed like a good buy as we could both use it with our mobiles. It’s not a docking station in the traditional sense as it does not dock on to the speaker. Instead it is like the description suggests – more like a sofa. So i rest my iphone on it, but when i want to charge it, i do so through the usb port at the back. This is good because my husbands phone or someone else’s phone can be charged at the same time. It can also be battery powered for use on the go. So to summarise:works with all bluetooth phones (my iphone and samsung)can be battery poweredcharges your device from the usb port at the reargood sound and volumecompact size.

Works well and sound good too.

Absolutely fantastic value for money the speaker is amazing.

Great sound and easy to use. A really good buy, really high quality finish and excellent sound. It has a nice simple design and is really easy to use. The bluetooth function is really handy for iphone 5 and you can connect other bluetooth gadgets too.

This philips sound curve speaker sounds brilliant for its size very happy.

The dock is a really good size and great quality as i expected from philips. The bluetooth feature is great as i can use it with devices other than just my iphone 4s when docked, like my laptop.

A very good piece of kit for the price. A very good piece of kit for the price. I phone connected instantly with no problems. Sound quality and volume are quite impressive.

Works well and sound good too.

Using this with my ipad and iphone and the connection to bluetooth is so simple, looks great as well and the sound quality for an nfc is as good as i have heard.

Great sound and so easy to use.

Just fantastic, more than expected.

Superb you’re not going to beat this at any level.

Just fantastic, more than expected.

Philips HTL5130 Sound Stage Speaker – well pleased with sound

Exquisite layout, fantastic connectivity and excellent sound high-quality. I possess a panasonic 50 inch television and formerly owned a sony two. The soundbar labored effectively but there ended up a number of problems. It was really massive and blocked the distant sensor and obstructed the screen and the voice intelligibility was not as superior. It lacked hdmi and the wireless subwoofer was fairly cumbersome. That why i looked into soundboards/soundbase as minimalistic alternate. The sector is flooded with soundbases from a variety of makes. I have begun studying and i seen philips obtained fantastic testimonials for their sound systems and recently launched the htl5130. There ended up no reviews, so i took a punt and hope the quick evaluation will help you choose if this is appropriate for you.

Extremely very good system fits pefectly underneath my 37 inch television like the centre speaker for obvious vocalsand apparent but unitrusive bass ,i purchased this unit mainly for its connectivity so i can set radio tuner into the aux enter and it functions really nicely ,television set sound is substantially improved my only gripe is the top surface is mottled and dust sits in the grovesand tough to get out. Effectively pleased with this device a pity i was sent a person with a european plug however.

  • Elegant design, good connectivity and excellent sound quality
  • well pleased with sound

Features of Philips HTL5130 Sound Stage Speaker with Integrated Subwoofer and Bluetooth – Black

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  • Integrated subwoofer for powerful bass
  • Bluetooth wireless music streaming from your music devices
  • EasyLink to control all HDMI CEC devices via a single remote
  • HDMI ARC to access all the sound from your TV
  • Modern design to complement your home environment

Philips CSS5330B Zenit Cinema Surround Wireless Speakers : Very good system

Brilliant style, no messy wiring. Magnificent solution, decent audio with reasonable bass, enough for dwelling amusement. It is probably not for anyone looking for hi-fi. Excellent style, no messy wiring, established up in a single minute.

From unpacking to setting up was a breeze. But boy o boy when this system will get up and functioning it is basically awesome. Bass is fantastic at lower to hi volumes with no distortion and detail is superb and precise on the treble.Speech is very clear and the units are modern-day and classy, all in all incredibly delighted with the high-quality of this machine. Was seeking at seem bars and bases but nothing can create genuine five:1, very suggest this item. You certainly will not likely be let down . I hardly ever publish testimonials but felt i experienced to as i am that amazed.

I’d acquire a different in an instantaneous if this 1 unsuccessful. I am not a tech geek or have any expert awareness just general handyman and domestic appliance skills. This took me about 1 hour to unpack and assemble and it worked first time i turned it on. It truly is straightforward to follow picture guidelines seriously leave no space for mistakes. The rear speakers join into a rear pod which demands a rear ac plug socket but there are not wires heading from entrance to rear of the room and the rear cables cover at the rear of my sofa very properly. The speakers are genuinely top rated high quality and glimpse like mini towers – extremely fashionable. The power from this procedure is undoubtedly more than sufficient for my urban living home and you would require a pretty substantial space for this technique to drop it truly is perception of energy or top quality. It has numerous modes to build different atmospheres as nicely as multiple enter/output connections. When compared to several other – a great deal much more high priced units – i consider this one is a serious winner and i have advisable it to anybody who’s asked me about it.Here are the specifications for the Philips CSS5330B Zenit Cinema Surround Wireless Speakers:

  • Wireless subwoofer for hassle free set-up
  • MTM speakers allow loud and truly reproduced sound
  • Centre channel speaker for superior voice clarity
  • HDMI 4K2K pass-through for ultra HD content enjoyment
  • Bluetooth wireless music streaming from your music devices

Easy established-up, absence-lustre performance. . Owning moved household i purchased this device to swap an previous wired sony system. This program had sat in a box for a pair of decades as i could not face the job of battling the wires to the back again of the area. The philips program goes collectively effortlessly and all the bits chat to each and every other with out concern. The remote management to the program is extremely simple, just a handful of buttons for volume, tone, source and the like. Acquiring browse the progress handbook supplied on the cd (all of 8 webpages if memory serves) it turned apparent that the device provides extremely small facility to accommodate for the viewer currently being off centre (equilibrium) or the length of the viewer from the entrance / rear speakers, all of which and additional have been services in my previous system. My favorite ‘demo disk’ is star wars ‘the phantom menace’, in distinct the opening ship carrying the people as it moves facet to aspect throughout the monitor and also rear to entrance. The old process expressed this to excellent influence. The philips process gives some stereo but not the stage of influence that a 12+ 12 months more youthful technique really really should be supplying. On the pro’s aspect, it sets up quickly and looks great, negatives to me at least are the absence lustre effectiveness and confined facility for seem adjustments.

This is a incredibly excellent dolby electronic 5. Audio is apparent and the surround is wonderful, tends to make observing films and actively playing games so much a lot more emersive. The front two speakers are linked to the centre speaker which also acts like a amp which controls all the things. The rear surround speakers are connected to a little transmitter box that just plugs into a ability socket so no long wires trailing throughout the room which is nice. The wireless sub only requires a electricity socket and is not related to everything else. The only down side is that the system does not support dts. I would endorse this to everyone who wants a wireless surround seem program.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Very good system
  • Philips home cinema
  • Great Wireless 5.1 system
  • A good amp free setup
  • The system is well made and can sound great, however I think the crossover frequency to the

It was this procedure or the sony ht rt5. Opted for this largely for it seems a great deal nicer and the wireless technique will work perfectly. Could only find this program by means of amazon as for some explanation the significant street shops will not have them. Also experienced to fork out for the zenit stands for the rear speaker because of to residence lay out and have to say not dissatisfied with it at all. Unpacking was uncomplicated, a person plug for the most important heart speaker (which has all the inputs – hdmi arc, optic, hdmi in and 3. 5mm), the front remaining and correct are related to this, with the extra wire concealed in the foundation of the speakers. The subwoofer has it have plug for electricity and connects seamlessly to the device. The bass is a contact too a lot but the distant allows you change it. The rear receiver has it very own plug for electrical power, then from right here the rear remaining and ideal connect to it.

Significantly improved than any soundbar which we had in advance of. Quick to set up quite happy and would endorse.

Philips CSS5330G Zenit Cinema Surround Wireless Speakers, home cinema

Easy set-up, lack-lustre performance. . Having moved home i bought this unit to replace an old wired sony system. This system had sat in a box for a couple of years as i couldn’t face the task of fighting the wires to the back of the room. The philips system goes together easily and all the bits talk to each other without issue. The remote control to the system is very simple, just a few buttons for volume, tone, source and the like. Having read the advance manual supplied on the cd (all of 8 pages if memory serves) it became apparent that the unit gives very little facility to accommodate for the viewer being off centre (balance) or the distance of the viewer from the front / rear speakers, all of which and more were facilities within my old system. My favorite ‘demo disk’ is star wars ‘the phantom menace’, in particular the opening ship carrying the characters as it moves side to side across the screen and also rear to front. The old system expressed this to great effect. The philips system gives some stereo but not the level of impact that a 12+ year younger system really should be giving. On the pro’s side, it sets up easily and looks nice, cons to me at least are the lack lustre performance and limited facility for sound adjustments.

Much better than any soundbar which we had before. Easy to set up very pleased and would recommend.

It was this system or the sony ht rt5. Opted for this mainly for it looks much nicer and the wireless system works well. Could only find this system through amazon as for some reason the high street stores don’t have them. Also had to fork out for the zenit stands for the rear speaker due to house lay out and have to say not disappointed with it at all. Unpacking was simple, one plug for the main center speaker (which has all the inputs – hdmi arc, optic, hdmi in and 3. 5mm), the front left and right are connected to this, with the excess wire hidden in the base of the speakers. The subwoofer has it own plug for power and connects seamlessly to the unit. The bass is a touch too much but the remote lets you adjust it. The rear receiver has it own plug for power, then from here the rear left and right connect to it.

Bought this system as the rear speakers are wireless so the obvious benefits there and there not completely wireless as they have to be plugged into a wireless sender to receive the sound but not a major issue sound quality is very good for the price.

I looked at this for some time before purchasing. Clearly not a product widely sold in the uk, add that it’s philips and i wasn’t sure how good this would really be. As it turns out it’s excellent and far superior to my old sony setup, which had an amp within the subwoofer. Bass and treble are solid enough and the midrange is effective if not outstanding. Truth is, if like me you want a 5. 1 setup without an amp then you’ll struggle to find something better.

Philips CSS5330G Zenit Cinema Surround Wireless Speakers (3.1, NFC, HDMI, ARC) – gray : The system is well made and can sound great, however i think the crossover frequency to the. The system is well made and can sound great, however i think the crossover frequency to the subwoofer is too high and it results in a constant hum from some sources. This is a little disappointing, as otherwise its a decent sound unit.

Philips Fidelio HTL9100/12 210W Soundbar : Won’t get better for the price

Amazing all round sound for tv, dvd & cd full range quite ethereal. Compared it to market leaders of similar price and it leaves them all standing. More people should sell philips products i have the 50′ ambilight tv and it took months to find it. The soundbar matches the tv and provides an overall aesthetic appeal in addition.

Fantastic, thoroughly satisfied.

I bought this direct from philips and it did come with two continental plugs and they are not the adaptable type. To combat this philips had put a uk cable into the outer packaging – i think they forgot that you need power for the soundbar and the subwoofer. It was the easiest thing in the world to set up, the satellite speakers and subwoofer were automatically connected leaving me to do nothing but put it on the wall right below my 55′ philips tv. The two systems hook up well and the sky remote control controls the volume without me having to change anything, keeping remote control usages to a minimum (always a good thing). It comes with wall brackets that fit the soundbar perfectly and was a breeze to put up. The satellites are perfectly weighted when you pull them off and put them back on again. I have it connected to my tv via hdmi arc and i have left the sky box and playstation plugged directly in the tv. After testing to see if it was set up ok and the surround sound was working the first movie to test out in full was ‘olympus has fallen’. What can i say, it was a visual assault to the senses, absolutely brilliant, the house was rocking, the sound was brilliantly defined and you actually felt involved in the movie. Here are the specifications for the Philips Fidelio HTL9100/12 210W Soundbar:

  • Immerse in true surround sound – on your demand
  • Wireless subwoofer for clutter free placement
  • Virtual Surround Sound for a realistic movie experience
  • Dolby Digital and Pro Logic II surround sound
  • Orientation sensor ensures the best sound in any placement

Bassy & loud enough with an additional ‘ooh’ factor. I’d looked a a number of soundbars, mostly 2. 1 and this appealed to me from the point of view of the surround and it doesn’t disappoint. Having a 4 year old who likes to lift things up and a wife who likes things out of the way, the idea of having surround speakers which sit in the ends of the bar, charging up ready for use is great. When you come to use them however, it’s even better. The sound really envelops you and has in instant impact on watching films, so much so that even my wife has to admit, it makes a big difference to the enjoyment of the film. I’m not reviewing this from the point of view of an audiophile, i’ve had various 5. 1 surround sound systems in the past of varying quality, but for what i’m looking for right now: better quality tv sound, compact, wireless surround sound speakers, 5. 1 for films, bass and volume for music, this ticks all those boxes for me with enough of each for me to feel comfortable recommending the system for anyone like me who isn’t in the market for a full, expensive, large size processor and speakers. Definitely work looking at if you’re considering a soundbar.

Exactly what i was looking for. Read the instructions and think carefully about how you want to set this up and you’ll have a gem on your hands.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Bassy & loud enough with an additional “ooh” factor
  • Believe the expert reviews
  • Sound clarity is brilliant. No wonder What Hi Fi said they were
  • For excellent sound with the ability to have surround sound when you want it with no wires.
  • Won’t get better for the price
  • Exactly what I was looking for

No wonder what hi fi said they were. No wonder what hi fi said they were the best buy.

This soundbar has received rave reviews. However the reviews on amazon really worried me, but i can confirm that i’ve had no problems with plugs or connections, and it’s a great bit of kit. Inside the box i got both continental power plugs and uk power plugs so no issues there. Depending on how you want to connect the soundbar, you’ll need to supply the right cables yourself. I had a spare hdmi cable and i’m using the audio return channel (arc) facility on my tv. This was simple to connect, however i did have to search on the internet on how to enable this on the tv i have – not the fault of the soundbar, more with my tv menu system. The soundbar turns on automatically when i switch the tv on and i can use the tv remote to adjust the volume. Using arc means that everything that is connected to the tv comes through the soundbar. It connects easily over bluetooth with my phones so to i can pipe music through it without the need for the tv to be onthe soundbar is long, it’s wider than my 42′ tv, and only just fits on the tv stand – something to keep-in-mind.

Philips DS9800W/10 Fidelio SoundSphere Docking Speakers : Best Sounding Airplay Speakers – 5 STAR SOUND

Very best sounding airplay speakers – five star seem. At the cost i paid out, which was equivalent to €370, they are a steal. On the other hand, i must acknowledge to staying exceptionally cautious dependent on the experiences of other reviewers regarding reliability and toughness. I will not bang on too significantly about the audio, just to say that they are much exceptional to any one box airplay speakers. They glance outstanding too and are a nice addition to the front area. I am a fan of the philips fidelio assortment. I also have their top conclude primo speaker dock for my ipad 3 which is a tremendous sounding a single box resolution for the kitchen area. And i very own the x1/00 headphones. For me philips are making fantastic sounding solutions at pretty realistic price points. I have deducted a star due to the fact my ipad and apple iphone struggle to connect by using airplay. I do not know if i’m undertaking a thing erroneous but i will not imagine so as i use my macbook pro which connects flawlessly. It could be the ipad or the web relationship. I haven’t truly tried pairing them a short while ago as i just use the macbook in any case.

Acquiring invested a very long time determining what machine to purchase to stream new music i incredibly almost went for a sonos community, nonetheless i am really happy i did not. I went to the apple retail outlet in covent yard to see and hear these, and compare them to the b&w zeppelin. I can tell you these win arms down. Of course you get right stereo seperation, which is not the situation with the zeppelin, but the sound from the philips is sharper, richer and extra mellifluous. The fedelio app is truly worth downloading, as it has a 5-band equaliser, but not much else – ideally philips will enhance it. I listened to virtually every single system on the marketplace at this pricepoint and believe that me, these are the very best. On to established up – but for starters a word for the packaging – it is fantastic, each speaker receives its personal hessian have bag. There is ample cable in between the speakers and set up took me, from start to complete, no much more than 10 minutes. Appreciate them enjoy them really like them and will be wanting at an additional set very shortly. Only smaller grievance it that the charging dock for the ipod / apple iphone comes with a two pin wall plug alternatively than a few. The speakers really don’t so i am likely to think that this was a slight oversight by philips. No major offer – a fiver on amazon and a converter is on the way. If you are considering at this price position, these are the speakers to acquire.

Terrific audio but extremely unreliable. . The very good news is these speakers seem completely great. They have crisp crystal clear major close, limited base reaction and genuinely do build an effect of getting surrounded by the sound. From a seem viewpoint i couldn’t fault them. They are extremely extremely unreliable. The to start with pair lasted four months and then died with a purple flashing light-weight. This would seem to be a frequent issue on the philips guidance forum. The second pair also lasted about 4 months and then started out hissing and then fully died with no lights. During the interval they had been doing work the airplay was also pretty unreliable and demanded recurrent resets. This also appears to be to be a typical issue looking at the assistance boards. Fortunately the amazon return assistance was great and i returned the 2nd a person for a total refund. It is a excellent regret that these are so unreliable as the seem top quality does make me want to get yet again. Nevertheless, at the second i never come to feel this is a feasible product or service, in particular given the substantial price tag. I suspect these speakers may perhaps have thermal challenges thanks to a lot of electronics, electrical power offer, airplay server, audio energy amps all staying crammed into a little enclosure with no air flow.

Key specs for Philips DS9800W/10 Fidelio SoundSphere Docking Speakers for iPad/iPhone/iPod with AirPlay:

  • Stream music with AirPlay wireless technology
  • SoundSphere for a natural, deeper and wider sound impression
  • Real hand-crafted wood speaker enclosure for fidelity sound, External finish polished with lacquer
  • Fidelio docking station for charging, AUX-in for easy connection to almost any electronic device
  • 2 x 50 W RMS total output power, Remote control

Comments from buyers

“Flawed Beauty – Updated – Now Fully Working!, Better that Zeppelin, Great sound but very unreliable., They are absolutely AMAZING when they work, Best Sounding Airplay Speakers – 5 STAR SOUND, Lovely looking and sounding speakers. Had problem with initial “

Flawed natural beauty – up to date – now entirely functioning. Soon after um-ing and ah-ing about my zeppelin air and the disadvantages i’ve located with it, i resolved to obtain a set of these so i could review and then market/return the speakers i found the most missing. The challenge with the air was largely the soundstage – i know i need to have regarded this but it is not right until you have to reside with it that it actually commences to grow to be clear. The zeppelin is sensible, powerful and classy but you cant get previous the truth that the left and right channels are only eight inches apart so unless of course you put your confront right up to it, you eliminate out on stereo which is a more substantial loss than i would expected. Also the bass does not go down as reduced as i’d like. It is heat and bassy enough in basic but its lacking that silken sub-100hz deep bass thanks to the sub only being 5′ and also only getting that slender cupboard to reverberate all over in. These philips speakers are a diverse proposition completely. I took them out of the box and was struck by two matters how substantial and large they are and how wonderfully intended and concluded they are – great 1st impressioni plugged them in and obtained to sorting out the wifi. This took 5 minutes and was a lot a lot easier than the zeppelin. I only experienced to press a several buttons use my iphone and it was sorted.

Terrific audio top quality and style. These search terrific with a lovely curved style and design and terrific complete. As you’d hope, they also seem wonderful. Loses a star as the connection sometimes drops out but well value the money as opposed to some other well acknowledged options.

Experienced the speakers for 6 months and definitely astounding speakers the talk of all who stop by. In no way had any difficulties connecting to two diverse routers and performs audio from my ipad and iphone without any problems. Hugely suggest these speakers.